§ Caroline Flint
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he is taking to reduce burglaries in disadvantaged communities. 
§ Mr. Charles Clarke
Under the reducing burglary initiative, which is part of the crime reduction programme, we have to date granted a total of around £24 million to 246 projects in areas or communities with the highest burglary rates. These communities all have high rates of burglary, and many of them are also among the most deprived areas of the country.